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.vitac.com >>> next, the final sprint. we're in columbus, ohio. just hours away from election day. it is cold here, but people are hot, they're ready to go. "outfront" tonight, robert gibbs from the obama campaign and florida senator and romney supporter, marco rubio. why it all comes down to this state. plus, the man who's being called the most important person in this election. he joins me live and an "outfront" investigation into the never ending gas lines in the northeast following sandy. the gas lines didn't have to happen. something could have been done to prevent them, so why wasn't it? let's go "outfront." tonight, dead heat. election day is just five hours away and the candidates are using every last minute they've got. our latest cnn poll of polls today shows president obama ahead by one point. 49 to 48 for mitt romney and it could all come down to this state where i am tonight. ohio. both campaigns made stops here today. mitt romney's campaign just announced he will make a stop here tomorrow as well. now, each man spent the day crisscrossing the united states, trying to make final pleas
, new hampshire, and ohio. in fact, he and president obama are both in columbus right now. the president also visiting wisconsin and iowa today. bruce springsteen is along for the ride on the president's plane and warming up the crowds for the commander and chief. president obama is asking his supporters don't give up on me now. but governor romney says the president has not delivered the change he promised. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. the people of america are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he has tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas and make them out to be new ideas. and try to convince you that he is all about change. he is trying to convince that you these bad old ideas are change. listen, we know what change look
in columbus with 10,000 screaming supporters. >> let's make sure everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. >> earlier introduced by bruce springsteen and jay-z. >> hello, ohio! are you fired up? >> president obama held his final day ohio event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i'm proud we saved the auto industry. i'm even prouder that we're making better cars now. gl the president vizzed volunteers and called an voters. >> for days republican volunteers like jeremy bosco has visited the suburbs to make sure romney backers vote. >> i'll be there tuesday morning. >> thank you so much. >> jeremy knows ohio is must win for romney. >> do you figure if i do a great job here, now, in this county in ohio, i could get my guy to the white house? >> in a small way, yes. >> ohio early voting has been busy but republican poll watchers could challenge the balance. >> if you have a tight race in the state of ohio, you could have a decision we won't know the results of for about two weeks. >> with no time to worry about that, president obama went to iowa. mitt rom
is with the president near columbus ohio. we her from the president on job creation. how is he going after governor romney today? >>reporter: he says there are signs of progress 5.5 million job creates and he says that mitt romney lacks new ideas and that is returning to the ways of the past. here is the president in buckeye country in columbus area today. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest bangs, that is not change. another $5 trillion tax cut in favor of the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies until after the election? that is not change. would report after running in 2008 as "hope and change" he is not crazy about governor romney saying he is the "change" candidate and the president calls governor romney a great salesman. >>shepard: the president invested a lost time in ohio is this the last time before tuesday? >>reporter: he is making the third of three stops in ohio today. we expect he will make stops in ohio saturday, sunday, and monday including cleveland
of all battlegrounds, welcome back from columbus. 2% of the electorate in ohio are women. 55%. the combination of the diversity obama coalition. you add it up, simple math. as bill clinton said, just a -- >> in that speech. there was another area that was traditionally republican, but it shifted. >> we'll do a little -- turn this up. if you look at this close presidential election, 2004, post presidential elections in american politics won the suburbs. this is the 2000 election. you see bush winning in the denver suburbs. the president wins, the democrats win in downtown. that's senator kerry in that year. but now, 2012. it's blue. in the key swing states, the democrats dominate in the suburbs. back over to ohio and let's make sure, now mitt romney did a good job. he won lake county, which is a trouble spot, but that's a big suburb just outside of cleveland, but look around columbus. sorry. outside of the columbus city where you were in, the president wins in the suburbs. down here in cincinnati and around here, this has to be for the, look at this election. go back to 2004.
springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney has been in stanford, florida, lynchberg and fairfax, virginia, columbus, ohio, and manchester, ohio, and it wouldn't be an election without a legal mess in florida. voters reporting lines up to seven hours long at some south florida early polling stations. but at the end of the day, tomorrow, it will all possibly be about ohio. the president holding a slim lead in the buckeye state in the polls. in this exclusive interview with cnn, john boehner of ohio says he believes that his state could just swing red. >> polls don't win the elections, voters do. i've been around ohio. i've done this trip around ohio for a lot of presidential races in the past. and i think ohioans vote with their wallets. that's why i think romney will win on tuesday. >> we're blanketing the battle grounds with our cnn reporters. john berman, of course, following that for us this morning. >> good morning. first up is florida. swing state considered a must win particularly for mitt romney. the most recent polling there has
obama, at a rally in columbus, ohio, that could be one of the final campaign stops he makes. if he were to lose tomorrow night, that would be the end for him, he says he would not run in 2016. though there is some question about that. campaign carl is going to be with us later, but now we're lucky. election ed henry been with president obama throughout the campaign and join us from des moines iowa. the president's last stop on the campaign trail. ed? >> that is right. he's interesting because there is symmetry here. the president as you know, it started in the obama movement for you will in 2007, 2008, when he was kind of senator that not a lot of people knew. the movement start here. the first caucus or primary he won. wanted to make the last rally here. the president with the first lady and bruce springsteen and the former staffer along for the ride. robert gibbs, one of your colleague in fraternity of former press secretaries. aboard air force one. this is his last campaign. confident inside the obama camp he will win and have four more years. but if he loses a lot is at stake. the p
he could to get as many people out to the polls as possible. as he said in columbus he said not only was he going to do that work but he implored his supporters to do it as well. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. perhaps some of your friends and family have not made up their minds who they are going to vote for. when you talk to hem ask to go beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and look at the record. talk is cheap but a record is real and it's earned. bill: as promised, this what is we were waiting for ... martha: who are those two people? i don't recognize them from the back. bill: this is governor romney and his wife ann cast their ballot for ... you can take one guess what's happening there. this is in their hometown of massachusetts. it's a hotbed of democratic votes. i have to cut into those votes to have a chance in ohio. later he goes to pittsburgh. if you look at the mate was all red. a sea of red with one exception, that was allegheny county where president obama won there. governor romney will be there pat 3:00. martha: a lot of questions about pennsylvania.
and the city of columbus. they will end tonight in their respective hometown. for president obama, that would be chicago, illinois, where he will talk to his supporters, win or lose tomorrow. the same for mitt romney and in boston, massachusetts, brian by this time tomorrow night, we will probably still not know who won but at least we'll be further along the path than we were right now. >> and we have about 20 seconds here, tom. have either campaigns started lining up lawyers in case it's as close as we expect? >> actually and in all seriousness, brian, they have throughout all 50 states, there are challenged lawyers hired by the attorneys, especially in ohio tonight. we can expect to so legal action if that vote tonight gets critical and ohio is the bell weather of deciding the entire thing. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. >>> is it for us on the news edge special, you decide 2012. back here at 10 on the news edge at 11. as always. hope to see you then.
to deciding the outcome. lest. jeff flock is in columbus with the latest. jeff? >> of all the tossup states, the greatest among these is ohio which is why there's a big rally planned here today. i'm at the nationwide arena, and i want to take you inside, not only is president obama going to be here today, but a lot of the folks are here to see srb -- can i sneak in? thank you. here to see jay-z, and bruce springsteen. the folks here are fortunate to get a personal seat not just to see the president, but the entertainers as well. that's all part of the effort to energize the base and get voters out. we were earlier today, early voting location. it's amazing to me the lines. if anybody gets in line before 2, ends at 2, about an hour, if anyone is in line at 2, they will be allowed to vote, and, of course, this early voting, very important, democrats have the lead on that, and just getting them chargedded up, and according to those who know, what they are coming down to as close as the race is. one person said, i just hope somebody wins tomorrow. >> that's right. >> i hope it's not a huge mess
. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama campaign believes in could be the president appeared in new hampshire, which only has four electoral votes. >> the president: we are no longer relevant now. we are props. because what has happened is now the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids out there knocking on doors, making calls. >> reporter: he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed and look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it is all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: with one day to go, candidates crisscrossed the battle states, romney 14 stops in seven states, president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we bu
in shouting distance in the state capital. chief political correspondent begins our coverage from columbus. >> romney hit four states, tossup in the poll and the map to 270 electoral votes. >> we could begin better tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of people in florida that will happen. >> first stop, florida, with shot at the president to shore up lead that dwindled. >> cared more about the liberal agenda than repairing the economy. did obamacare create new jobs? >> no! >> latinos are big in florida. and nationwide romney hoped to poll in 30s. he's been in 20s for months. first of two stops in virginia, lynchburg. >> get everyone we know out to vote tuesday. every voter get out. >> then fairfax to fortify the narrow essential in polls. to continue his potent contrast of the remark by the president when the supporters booed the mere mention of romney. >> no, no, no. don't boo. vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> president obama asked the supports to vote for revenge. >> i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> then romney who taped a halftime message for tonight'
to jeff flock in the very important key battleground of ohio. he's in columbus. jeff: from bad upholstery to better weather but i tell you i still think i have the assignment because i'm at an obama rally here in columbus ohio where we are waitinggon bruce springsteen who will be out in a moment. the rapper jayz will be here as well. ohio as you know is probably the most watched state. i will tell you from what we have seen on the ground thus far, this get out the vote campaign on the part of the president is a strong one. their ground game is i think running at a very high level right now. so be very important for the republicans to get their vote out at the polls tomorrow as well. maybe you see this scene in the nationwide arena. i would say at this point, maybe 10, 12, 13,000, we're almost packed here. and the president's been using people like stevie wonder, jayz, bruce springsteen to energize his base to get those folks to the polls. also fun to hear bruce springsteen sing. liz: you definitely have the great assignment. although barnes gets to lean on that lovely seat. thank you. >>
complete. candidates were in ohio yesterday. they were in columbus. mitt romney made stops in columbus. we expect mitt romney will be at the airport around 11:30 today. joe biden expected to at 11:00. rural areas oare republican. that's why ohio is a swing state. >> live for us in cleveland. thank you. >> thank you patti ann. >> ohio/new hampshire. new hampshire is a dead heat ohio is close. there is intensities with romney and republicans will be counted in the polls anyway. if romney does that he wins. colorado is a dead heat and wisconsin has been republican for the last two years through the mid term elections and three recalls. they have the favorite son paul ryan. finally obama doesn't win the state. >> got all that? what can we expect tonight out of the crucial battle ground state. fox news contributor advisor of co host campaign insiders is with me every weekend. >>> ohio we heard the reporters say does it all come down to ohio? >> i think the simplest way for governor romney to win is to win ohio. by contrast for president obama with charles krauthammer is for governor romney to w
. >>> president obama getting ready to speak at a rally in columbus, ohio. we'll go there when we see him. meanwhile, we're going to quickly which can in on three of the battleground states that we expect potentially decide this presidential election. let's start with ohio. its 18 electoral votes are crucial. you've heard it a million times by now. but history show that is republicans don't win the white house if they don't carry ohio. president obama won ohio back in 2008. george bush barely carried ohio in 2004. cnn's martin savidge joins us from cleveland. early voting, martin, very important for the president. how's it looking where you are in cleveland right now? >> reporter: well, at least the cnn poll of the early voters seem to be going very much in president obama's favor. let me point out something here. the early voting has finally come to an end in the state of ohio. the reason i say finally is it began october 2nd. it ended at 2:00 this afternoon. the complete tallies for the state are not up. but up until friday, 1.6 million early votes were cast. of that, 1.1 million were a
. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the state of florida. the state's democratic party is suing to extend early voting hours with people reporting lines of up to seven hours at some south florida early polling stations. cnn has this place covered like no other network. we've got dan lothian in madison, wisconsin. jim acosta is in orlando, florida, martin savidge is in cleveland, ohio. miguel marquez is in las vegas, nevada. ed lavandera is in denver, colorado, for us this morning. john zarrella comes to us live from plantation, florida. we want to begin with complete comprehensive coverage with john berman checking in to see how our correspondents are faring. >> thanks, soledad. the candidates are all over the place today. president obama and mitt romney hold atriallies in seven states today. a final frenetic day of campaigning across the battleg
cleveland. tend to do well in the middle part of the street, franklin county, that is columbus. in the southwestern part of the state this will be a surprise to the republican party not only in hamilton county, cincinnati but also a republican party across the state. this is the county that they wanted to make blue and make it red again. had not been blue until 1964, it was reliably republican territory. but you lose votes down here when you don't win the county. the other area i want to point out is these are strong republican areas up in warren county. mitt romney did really well, 69% of the vote in that county alone. go back to 2004. you want to see what you need to win that state now? if president bush was at 72%. in a close race like this 2 and 3 points in counties like that can make the difference. mike tobin is live in columbus yet again this morning. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, bill. if you want to look for a cause you can boil it down or simplify it to two words, auto bailout. and to back that up let's look at some of what we got from the exit poll.
to the special flohva panel. adam smith is the political editor, chris booker from our affiliate wcmh in columbus, and larry sabado, editor of the crystal ball blog. larry, let me start with you. the state of virginia, last time it was the closest to the country, the national popular vote. it was the one point off if you will of what obama -- mccain's numbers were to the national numbers were, will it be that way, does the winner of the popular vote win virginia, larry? >> i think virginia is very very, close, chuck. i think you could argue that virginia is one of the two or three closest states in the country right now. it's funny to have a panel of florida, ohio and virginia. florida and ohio are used to this attention. they get it every four years. we used to be the bulgaria of american politics and now we've turned into the paris. or that's how we feel. i would say on the whole, having talked to both sides repeatedly, they both insist that their trackings show their candidate up a point or two. and i have no reason to disbelieve them. that leads me to believe that it's very close. president o
of enthusiasm. i was with the president near columbus, ohio, on thursday. he has tremendous bounce in his step, tremendous confidence of people, all kinds of people were walking up. saw. there were old people, young people, black people, latinos. every time of person that's an american who is coming to that rally. people were bringing their children, taking them out of school because it was such an event. it was very, very moving to see the type of event that attended that event and i think that's the kind of deep-seeded enthusiasm that is going to carry the day in ohio. are the voters, are the residents when you visit them -- do they bring up the automobile fiasco that romney has gotten himself into? frin, this is ohio senator rob portman who was asked about the lies today and here's his response. >> the fact is, we now make jeeps in toledo, ohio, that we're proud to send to china, to asia. if they are going to start production facilities overseas, we're going to lose it here. that's all the ad said. >> what are the folks on the ground -- what are the residents of ohio saying to you? what do
every one, the latest came out this morning in the columbus dispatch. one thing that is clear, we have a very, very large lead among voters who have voted early. we are going to go into election day with a significant lead. and so, you know, we -- they can spin it any way they want. i am looking at cold, hard data, who is showing up, who is casting ballots and in states like ohio, iowa, nevada, florida, we are doing very, very well. what they are doing is comparing this to 2008 and you and i have thish this discussion, i am not suggesting we will win by the same margin of 2008. they are comparing themselves to john mccain with no ground operation in many of these states. so they will do better than mechanic cane did. we may not do as well as we did in 2008, but we are doing well enough to win this race. >> chris: in florida, where president obama is down by more than a point in the polls. and yet, you are advertising by the campaign there, in florida. why not in the state you must win? >> first of all, we feel very competitive in the state of florida. there have been a spate of polls i
. columbus, ohio, this afternoon. he ends his campaign in des moines, iowa, tonight where he gets joined by the first lady. mitt romney's final day also is about the narrow path he's trying to get to 270. it's florida, then virginia and new hampshire, states he needs along with either ohio and pennsylvania to get to that magic number of 270. the two campaigns both believe the fundamentals are in place for victory. >> for governor romney to win states like ohio, iowa, north carolina, he's going to have to carry election day by a huge mar margin. >> there's an intensity factor on the side of the republicans. there's a significant gap. we see it on the ground. we see it when people are knocking on the doors. >> both men are laying out their closing arguments. the final rallies in 2008 drew crowds of 60,000 and 80,000. last night in aurora, colorado, it was 20,000 supporters who heard the president argue this election is ultimately about character. >> part of a presidential race is about policy. but part of it's about trust. you may be frustrated sometimes by the pace of change. guess what?
in the same city, columbus, ohio. no accident there. kelly o'donnell is in cleavelan. all about ohio, and you can see what's happening on on the ground there, kelly. it's pretty remarkable. >> reporter: well, they're already voting, of course. there were limited hours for early votes in the day until tomorrow's big show. what we've seen are very long lines. we've been told as many as 2500 people were waiting outside before the doors opened. in cleveland about 3700 and in franklin county, which is columbus. there's high energy and interest, and certainly after so many months of being bombarded by tv ads in the various markets in ohio and the phone calls, i was with my mom. i'm from cleveland. the phone was ringing off the hook asking if she had voted yet. people are ready to participate. both campaigns think they have a strong ground game. the obama team touts it has many more offices here and in the early votes more democrats have turned out. republicans believe that they have a real shot at it here because they believe the president's margins as it looks today aren't as great as four years a
nation on earth. god bless you, ohio. >> president obama earlier today in columbus, ohio at a rally with bruce springsteen, jay-z, also mitt romney stopping in columbus just a few hours later. paul ryan is in vienna, ohio later tonight. governor romney is in cleveland tomorrow. president obama appearing tomorrow in ohio. deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter joins us now. your team keeps saying the governor is in pennsylvania now out of desperation but if he's got no shot there, why has your campaign been sending president clinton to pennsylvania in the home stretch? if the state is not in play, couldn't that time be put to better use somewhere else? >> well, president clinton has traveled through every single battleground state for us. we are enormously thankful. but we're not taking anything for granted. you know, pennsylvania has tightened, absolutely. if i were working on the romney campaign i would probably be giving it a shot, too. >> you don't think it's desperation for the romney campaign to go there? >> well, i think that -- well, you know, i did notice that their super
the president's base supporters-- young people, african americans in cleveland and columbus-- then you could see a much closer race at least in ohio than the public polls show. we should say because we haven't mentioned it yet, if that happens given the way they count protestants in the state -- provisional ballots and absentee ballots we may not know. >> that would be november 17. >> and we could have a situation where he wins the three southern states and colorado and ohio are laying out there. >> which means we have to be looking closely at virginia. virginia early tomorrow evening the polls will close and if virginia goes for romney we could be in for a very long night. >> i absolutely agree because in some ways bain and the auto bailout aside virginia is a tougher state for governor romney because it has lots of young people, lots of suburban voters who are on social issues, i think that's the one place where there are women's issues their agenda has worked well and hispanics and african americans so if governor romney wins that state it mean he is will be strong we are the northern virgini
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